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Murgon

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Murgon is a town and locality in the South Burnett Region, Queensland, Australia. It is situated on the Bunya Highway 270km north-west of the state capital, Brisbane. At the 2011 Australian Census the town recorded a population of 2,092.Murgon is in the region of Queensland known as the South Burnett, the southern part of the Burnett River catchment. Attractions of Murgon include winemaking, fishing on the nearby Bjelke-Petersen Dam and gem-fossicking. Industries include peanuts, dairy farming, beef and cattle production and wine. The Indigenous Australian settlement of Cherbourg is just south of Murgon.HistoryMurgon Post Office opened by June 1908 .The foundation stone of the Murgon War Memorial was laid on 25 April 1920 by Lieutenant Colonel Wilder Neligan. On 11 November 1921, the digger memorial was dedicated by RSL chairman, Major General Spencer Browne.
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